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Koostatavad arvamused (updated on 26/10/2020)
Viide: 
ECO/520-EESC-2020
Täiskogu istungjärk: 
555 -
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

This additional opinion will complement and update the proposals made in the original 2020 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy (ASGS) opinion, adopted in February this year, produced under time pressure and before the COVID-19 outbreak so it could not take into account recent developments.

The Semester exercise will be geared towards exiting the current crisis and the opinion is necessary for the EESC to make related proposals.  The additional opinion will be presented for the October 2020 Plenary, to provide a timely input to the Commission's preparation of the next ASGS expected again for November 2020. It will therefore target directly the next European Semester cycle at the right political and institutional moment.

Koostatavad arvamused (updated on 26/10/2020)
Viide: 
ECO/529-EESC-2020
Täiskogu istungjärk: 
555 -
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

EMSK arvamus: Amendments to financial regulation to facilitate economic recovery post Covid-19

Koostatavad arvamused (updated on 26/10/2020)
Viide: 
NAT/803-EESC

The Commission aims for more ambitious 2030 emissions reduction targets, both in the EU and internationally. President von der Leyen wants the EU to lead international negotiations to raise the ambition of other major emitters by 2021, and has pledged to put forward a comprehensive, responsible plan to increase the European Union's emissions reduction target for 2030, from 40 % towards 55 %. The plan should ensure a level playing field and stimulate innovation, competitiveness and jobs, based on social, economic and environmental impact assessments.

The 2030 climate plan Communication, adopted on 17th September 2020, sets out the proposed targets, as well as potential implications for the overall regulatory and enabling framework. It describes the overall architecture of policy measures to be put in place to achieve that target.

Koostatavad arvamused (updated on 26/10/2020)
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SOC/644-EESC-2020
Täiskogu istungjärk: 
555 -
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

Social dialogue, at national and European level, plays a key role in shaping economic, labour and social policies that promote the upward convergence of living and working conditions across Member States. Growing globalised and interconnected economies have caused an evolution of social dialogue and require a common and coordinated approach at European level.  European social dialogue is an inalienable component of the European social model and is enshrined in the Treaty, supported by EU legislation and recognised in the European Pillar of Social Rights. The EESC encourages the European social partners to exploit all of the potentialities the Treaty offers them to engage in negotiations to address the new topics and rapid changes in the labour market.

Koostatavad arvamused (updated on 23/10/2020)
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SOC/641-EESC-2020
Täiskogu istungjärk: 
555 -
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

The EESC describes integration as a dynamic process, involving both migrants and the receiving society. It believes that migration challenges should be addressed in a holistic manner.  Gender equality should become one of the key pillars in integration. Migrant families and parents should be involved in the local and school community as from the early stages of reception. On language training, the EESC believes that this should foresee cultural exploration and involvement in the community and society, as well as guidance and information to migrants on the advantages and the aims of language training. In view of the disparities that exist in Member States with regard to language teaching, the EESC calls for common EU guidelines for language training, which can help ensure a unified and holistic approach.

Koostatavad arvamused (updated on 23/10/2020)
Viide: 
SOC/642-EESC-2020
Täiskogu istungjärk: 
555 -
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

This opinion, requested by the German Presidency of the Council, makes the following main recommendations:
- data collection and monitoring of diversity policies in the labour market must be improved at all levels;
- the principles of diversity management must be integrated into EU rules and generalised;
- more funds should be allocated to diversity management, in order to support the work of civil society organisations working with racialized groups and the diversity policies put in place by the social partners;
- to tackle the underutilisation of migrants' skills and increase their participation in the labour market, these need to be further recognised. In addition, migrants should benefit from free and universal training, including language courses;
- migrants should be active, not only in the labour market, but also in politics;

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